Drinking water is easily among the most forgotten things in a day but if you knew it goes a long way in keeping that stubborn fat away, you may look at it differently. We bring you ways water can help you lose weight:
1. It helps improve your workout efficacy
when you are dehydrated during workouts, it directly impacts your weight loss goals. Moreover, that is exactly the point where your performance dips. So it is important that you drink enough water every day and especially double the amount before hitting the gym.
2. Increases your metabolism
drinking enough water (almost 3-4 liters) ups your metabolic rate by almost 30 per cent. And if you increase your intake further, it is effective in burning excess calories too.
3. Combats fake hunger
Ever tried guzzling down a lot of water at one go? It acts as an appetite killer. However, this isn’t a healthy way to go about it. Sometimes when you are thirsty, your body gives you cues that you are hungry. So it’s always better to have a glass of water before giving in to your brutal hunger pangs.
4. Healthy alternative to calorie laden drinks
Do you often feel tempted to have a fizzy drink or a sports drink when you are thirsty or feeling worn out? This is where the magical water comes in. for every 3.4 ounces of plain water consumption, a person drinks 0.7 ounce less caloric beverages.
5. Helps you detox
Getting bored of drinking plain old water? There are ways you can spice it up, that too healthily. Add lemon, mint, cucumber and you have a detox water ready for the day.